Sunday, April 1, 2012

5 Cards for $5

Well actually, I made five cards for $1.20:)

This has been the most challenging challenge I have ever done over at the Moxie Fab World. To make five cards that cost no more than $5 including papers, buttons, embellies, stamps etc.
This challenge also had some super high points and super lows: The good part is that I realized (once again) just how amazing my bloggy friends are. The bad part was realizing just how really effing expensive this hobby is!

I made five cards using only items and materials that I had been given from bloggy friends or won as blog candy. My husband says this was probably cheating, but I think it's being resourceful just as Cath suggested :)

The only items in all of these cards that I paid for was the mini ticket stamp ($1 from imaginescence) and 14 little pearl/bling embellies ($0.20 total). Everything else used was given to me by my amazing bloggy world!

Kraft card base: Hero Arts flickr group prize
Botanical stamps: Hero Arts flickr group prize
Lotus flower, 'Happy Birthday', and large ticket stamp: Simon Says Stamp blog candy win (hero arts)
Mustache, 'wishing you sunshine' and 'super snazzy': Moxie Fab World blog candy win (the craft's meow)
Fancy Square punch: blog candy win from Donna (stampin up)
'Thank you for being you': sent to me from Virginia (SRM stickers)
All colored paper: sent to me from Kristen (random brand assortment)
'Thank you' rub on: sent to me from Kristen (bo bunny rub ons)
Black ribbon: I saved it from a jewelry bag package :)
Mini ticket stamp: $1
Embellies: $0.20
Total: $1.20
That's the breakdown! How many times can I say I HAVE THE BEST BLOGGY FRIENDS!

I had a lot of fun with this ever challenging challenge! And a million thank yous to everyone in the bloggy world :) You rock

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. WOW!!! What amazing cards Rachel. Love them all but that Thank you for being you is something extra - love the bright and happy colors and wonderful design!
    Hugs, Karin

  2. Yay for freebies! They looks great and I'm so glad you're able to use some of the stuff I sent you!!

  3. You are FABULOUS, my friend! Such darling cards and no., this is NOT cheating (LOL)! I can only imagine how your hubby saying that! He probably gets a little kick out of it, huh? I love how each one of them look and they are created with such love and passion.....They are priceless!

  4. Great cards Rachel!! Love how you used items given to you. You have a lot of friends!!!

  5. Beautiful cards, I especially like the kraft ones! You are being resourceful, and there is nothing wrong with that!

  6. That is awesome! I totally had the same thought, to use things I'd received as blog candy, and talked myself out of it...grrr...but I still had fun with this challenge. To be able to do the entire thing? Simply amazing! I think my favourite has to be the fab colours of the lotus card!

  7. Hey Rachel! Thanks for linking this up to the 5 for $5 Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)